Signature Sunday Series 2024 (Round Tekong Race)

After an unpredictable range of weather conditions during the week, the NE Monsoon winds that arrived on Sunday came as a pleasant surprise for sailors participating in the Round Tekong Race. As the name suggests, participants circumnavigate pulau tekong in this 3rd and final instalment of the CSC Signature Sunday Series. A total of 21 boats were on the start line – an incredible turn-out for all classes.

There were clear winners in the Multihull and Beach Catamaran Class, as Kublai Khan and Addiction completed the series with an unblemished record of 3 bullets from 3 races. Both boats were clinical in their finishing, and will look to build on the good performance during the Trimaran and Catamaran Championships in February. The 2nd boat to cross the line in the Multihull Class for the Round Tekong Race was Miss Visayan – but her efforts were not enough to secure a place on the overall podium, having missed out on the Round Ubin Race. Series runner ups to Kublai Khan are Bula and Dot Dot Dot, having placed 3rd and 4th respectively in the Round Tekong Race.

Twisted Creature bounced back from a 6th place finish during the Felkin Buoy Race to sneak ahead of Balqis II yesterday – placing 2nd by just under 10 seconds on corrected time. Her performance was good enough to secure Matt and Kellie 2nd overall 7 points behind winners Addiction. Balqis II scored the best of the rest, placing 3rd in both the Felkin Buoy Race and Round Tekong Race to complete the podium for the beach catamaran class. Special mention to Pac Man, skippered by Michael Huffines. The father-son duo scored respectably this series, successfully circumnavigating Tekong with one of the youngest crew in the fleet and placing 4th twice over 2 weekends!

The Keelboat PY Class saw Marut claim her first overall event title under the helmsmanship of Skipper Guilherme. The Portuguese sailed brilliantly to notch another bullet, finishing the series with 4 points as overall champion in Signature Sunday Series, PY Class. 2nd around pulau tekong is an experienced sailor on his new boat – Forever Young! The young 84 previously of Shoon Fung Too fame had recently been refurbished, and now comes under the care of skipper Jasper Knoben. While she is nowhere in contention for the overall series, her strong performance bodes well for next week’s Two-Island Race. Three 3rd place results in three weekends consolidated Waka Tere’s position in 2nd for the overall series – making her the most consistent performer in the fleet. Despite poor results in the Round island races, a win during last week’s Felkin Buoy Race secured Remington her place on the podium, taking 3rd with a total of 11 points. The S&S 42 thrives in off-the-wind conditions, especially prevalent during the felkin buoy race.

The fight between the J24 and J29 was concluded yesterday, with the smaller of the two emerging victorious and claiming the 2024 Signature Sunday Series challenge plate for the IRC Class. Jellico was in excellent form on water, making all the right tactical calls on the course. Adona while 2nd, were gracious in defeat, and will be looking to better their performance at the next event. Minx remains the most consistent, scoring her third 3rd place finish for the Round Tekong Race for a total of 9 points for the Series.

Congratulations to all winners, and thank you everyone for participating in the 2024 Signature Sunday Series. We look forward to seeing everyone back this Saturday for the Two-Island Race.



Overall Signature Sunday Series



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